Jane Muir studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London before receiving her Masters from the Royal College of Art in 1992. She produces idiosyncratic hand-painted figures, using subtle colours and seductive surface textures within her work. Her figures are always anonymous with the intention of creating personifications of the stereotype or archetypal character. Jane takes inspiration from the modern heroes including, Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elizabeth Frink. In 1991 she received First Prize, Plate Surface Design for Richard Ginori, Italy and was awarded the Crafts Council Setting Up Grant in 1997. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan and she has hosted solo shows in Bath, Eton and Surrey.